As the saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words. Sometimes though, a picture might not be enough. If you put your work buddy to the ‘water cooler test’ posing the question of what they think an infographic is, it would be a safe bet to expect the common response to conjure up static information design. Many of us aren’t even aware that across the web, there’s a whole archive of beautifully crafted information videos, ready to whet your appetite. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist!) Some great information design work has been produced in video form – not all receiving the recognition it deserves. Visual.ly is well renowned for its static infographics, but the site plays host to more than 500 motion videos. From historical timelines to explainer videos, there are countless possibilities when it comes to the world of animated information. Many people trace the roots of info-motion videos to film title design, and a name that appears constantly whilst one is searching for a motion graphics history lesson is Saul Bass. Bass is most well known for his title designs on films for Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorcese, amongst others, his credits including Psycho, The Man with the Golden Arm and North by Northwest. Bass revolutionized film titles from being a list of names, turning them into fluid, effective sequences, and he is now recognised as perhaps one of the foremost motion designers ever. Coming back to the current day, one of our personal favourite motion graphic designers is Jonathan Reyes. He designed one of the examples below –The Economy of Coca Cola – one of a number of ‘Economy of…’ videos for Bloomberg, all of which showcase in our view outstanding info-motion design work. We’re going to have a look at a variety of standout examples here, starting with some timelines.